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Outdoor Project Plans #HWBDO11010
Water Garden Landscape
0 Sq. Ft.
There are few places more tranquil, more relaxing or more cooling on a hot
summer day than a garden with a view of the water--even if the water is no
than a garden pool. In the garden pictured here, two ponds filled with water
lilies are used to create a tranquil setting. The first pond is situated near
the house, where it is visible from the indoors. The deck is cantilevered over
the pond to enhance the closeness of the water, and is covered with an overhead
trellis, which ties the two areas together. The trellising also frames the view
of the pond from the deck, and of the deck from the garden areas.
smaller pond is set into the corner of the garden and has a backdrop of
early-spring flowering trees, ferns and shade-loving perennials. This intimate
retreat is made complete by setting a bench and planter pots beside the pond.
Throughout the property, river-rock paving enhances the natural feeling of
water and provides a sitting area nearby for quiet contemplation. Moss rocks,
placed in strategic places in the garden, further carry out the naturalistic
theme, as do most of the landscape plants. The shrubs and perennials bordering
the undulating lawn provide the needed soft-textured, informal look that makes
both ponds seem natural and right at home.
Although the ponds are not included in the blueprints for this design, the surrounding landscape lends itself to their placement.